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Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Thursday, July 16, 2009


To all those who have been sending me those supposedly-scary emails, videos and other creative bullshit about BIG, BAD GOVERNMENT coming to take away my (non-existent) fortune (the same "fortune" that nice, friendly corporate pirates have been quietly sucking away) through **shudder** TAXES, here's my take on it:

* I do want the government to do more than just wage endless foreign wars;
* ... such as ensuring basic needs for its citizens;
* Health, Education, Safety, Clean Water and Clean Air are pretty high up there on the list for me.
* I am willing to pay taxes to the government to secure these rights. (YES, they ARE rights for me, much more so than being able to carry a rocket-propelled grenade into the neighborhood school).
* What's more, I'm quite comfortable with the government taxing YOU too to secure these rights for us all.
* Of course, I recognize your right to disagree with my priorities, but I think most of us are with me on this.

If that's "socialism", so be it! Whatever!
Feel free to pass this along next time you get one of THOSE emails!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Cleaning Up After Clementine

It may be fashionable to decry pre-9/11 thinking, but as far as mining is concerned, we've been stuck in 1872 for well over a century. It is more than time to send the 1872 Mining Law to the dustbin of history.
Cleaning Up After Clementine

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Anybody who's ever lived in India knows crows are the smartest!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Spirit of the River